The United Arab Emirates’ delayed Barakah nuclear power plant is one step closer to coming online, after an operational readiness assessment confirmed the first of its four reactors is ready to start up, the UAE’s state-run Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported on Tuesday. Barakah has been plagued by delays and elicited warnings from analysts who have raised concerns over the safety of the reactors’ design as well as the potential for the facility to spawn a nuclear arms race in the region.
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The United Arab Emirates’ nuclear power plant’s first reactor is ready to start operating, state news agency WAM reported on Tuesday. Operator Nawah Energy Company is concluding the final requirements before “commencing the loading of the first fuel assemblies safely into Unit 1 of the Barakah plant, scheduled for first quarter of 2020,” WAM reported. Barakah will be the UAE’s first nuclear plant and the world’s largest when complete, with four reactors and 5,600 megawatts (MW) of capacity. It is being built by Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO).
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